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  • December 15, 2020 10:07 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE), is offering a position in hydrographic science at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level for the hydrographic science academic programs offered through the Division of Marine Science (DMS) at the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC). Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the position, including a research plan, teaching philosophy with a curricular plan, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least four references.  Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu.  For inquiries about the position, contact Stephan Howden, Chair of the Search Committee, at Stephan.howden@usm.edu.


    A successful candidate is expected to conduct an active research program and participate in the hydrographic science degree programs including the masters and bachelor’s programs, which are recognized at the Category-A (Cat-A) and Category-B (Cat-B) levels, respectively, by the International Hydrographic Organization. The latter efforts include curricula review, delivery and development of the program, and faculty experience in delivering a Cat-A hydrographic science curricula is highly desirable.  There is also the opportunity for advisement of students pursuing the hydrographic science emphasis area in the Marine Science PhD program.


    1. Teach graduate courses in the MS Hydrographic Science Program
    2. Teach undergraduate courses in the BS Hydrographic Science Program
    3. Work with the faculty teaching in the Hydrographic Science programs to review curricula, plan and coordinate classes including practical exercises.
    4. Participate in the late July Hydrographic Science Masters Degree Comprehensive Exam
    5. Build and maintain a funded research program related to Hydrographic Science that funds graduate students
    6. Publish research results in peer-reviewed science and/or engineering literature.
    7. Performs other duties as assigned.


    USM is a regionally, nationally and internationally recognized leader in marine science. The School of Ocean Science and Engineering, combined with 5 research vessels and research centers focused on hydrography, marine and coastal sciences and fisheries provides an exceptional research and education environment for our students.  DMS is home to an interdisciplinary program of graduate and undergraduate study and research in marine environments.  Sixteen on-site faculty conduct research and teach courses in biological oceanography, marine chemistry, geological oceanography, physical oceanography, remote sensing, numerical modeling, ocean engineering and hydrography to ~50 full-time graduate students at SSC and ~40 undergraduates at the USM Gulf Park campus. The Division offers Marine Science B.S. (with a CAT-B hydrographic science emphasis option), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (including a Ph.D. with hydrography emphasis), Hydrographic Science M.S. (Cat-A) and B.S. in Ocean Engineering.  Located at SSC, DMS is strategically situated at the single largest concentration of oceanographers and hydrographers in the world.  Faculty interact with research scientists at government agencies located on site and at the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Center of Excellence (JALBTCX) including the Naval Oceanographic Office, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL-SSC), USACE, NOAA, USGS, and NASA.


    Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in hydrographic science, marine science, geomatics engineering, ocean engineering, or closely related field. Applicants will have demonstrated field and research experience, including a publication record in acoustic based hydrographic and bathymetric surveying, precise positioning at sea, and preferably experience in bathymetric LIDAR collection and processing. Proficiency in commercial software packages used to collect and process hydrographic data is expected. Also desirable is an interest in applying hydrographic technologies to collaborative opportunities in marine science, including biological, chemical, physical, geological and fisheries oceanography.


    Demonstrated field and research experience, including a publication record in acoustic based hydrographic and bathymetric surveying, and precise positioning at sea. Proficiency in commercial software packages used to collect and process hydrographic data.


    Bathymetric LIDAR collection and processing.  Oceanographic autonomous vehicle (AUV, ASV) application.

  • November 06, 2020 6:46 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    At McLaren Engineering, we believe it is the optimal mix of talent, experience, passion and creativity that sets an engineering firm apart from its competition. The successes experienced by our clients through their projects have proven that we can bring any thought, vision or daydream to fruition. There are no limitations, no boundaries, to the engineering challenges McLaren can meet.

    The Geomatics Division is a highly collaborative team. With a group of Professional Surveyors, Hydrographers, Technicians, and Geoscientists, we offer a special skillset to achieve client preferences.

    We have an immediate opening for a Hydrographic Surveyor to join the Hydrographic and Geophysical practice of our Geomatics Division in either our New Jersey, Albany, or New York City office. We are looking for self-motivated, team-oriented technical staff with strong communication skills and a background in marine survey and/or geosciences. The position will involve surveying above and underwater across the United States with a primary focus in New York Harbor, and the Northeast.  


    Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct field operations for hydrographic and geophysical survey projects
    • Installation, calibration, and operation of high resolution multibeam and singlebeam sonar systems
    • Acquisition, Post processing, Analysis, and QA/QC of hydrographic datasets
    • Installation and operation of GNSS and motion reference positioning equipment, calibration techniques, and post processing
    • Preparation of survey reports and other technical documents
    • Liaise with other professionals and departments to gather information for projects
    • Complete all company required HSE training; actively participate in regular safety meetings
    • Assist with mobilizing and demobilizing survey vessels in the field, including trailering, launching and recovery of vessels
    • Assist with vessel operations as needed
    • Creation of final products in AutoCAD or GIS
    • Performs other duties as required

    For more information and to apply for the position, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=329e492c-22c1-4cbd-8dbe-895334621fcb&jobId=321629&lang=en_US&source=CC4

  • October 08, 2020 9:42 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    TerraSond is looking to add a highly diligent & meticulous Senior Project Manager to the team. You'll be responsible for leading project managers to deliver project and manage issues, risks, and project changes to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. You will contribute to process improvement initiatives relative to improving cost control and project delivery.

    The successful candidate will oversee project management to ensure projects produce the required quality of deliverables within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve and stay within the defined scope of work.

    Due to the nature of this role we are only considering local candidates to Houston, TX and must have the right to work in the U.S.


    • Work closely with senior management team to set and/or implement policies, procedures and systems and to follow through with implementation.
    • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the project management program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of corporate business strategy objectives and safety objectives.
    • Provide leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities to forecast resource requirements; prepare and maintain project budget; schedule resources; analyze variances; initiating corrective actions.
    • Monitor the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings providing status reports regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, profit or loss, and communicating across leadership.
    • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs.
    • Ensure projects are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards.
    • Act as an internal quality and cost control check for projects.
    • Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution.
    • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization.
    • Evaluate staff performance and complete performance reviews.
    • Assist with establishing staff goals and objectives.
    • Communicate expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising and reviewing project manager contributions.
    • Select, train, assign, schedule, coach, motivate, and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; counsel employees to correct performance deficiencies, implement discipline and termination procedures.

    For more details about the position, or to apply, please visit https://acteon.jobs.net/en-GB/job/senior-project-manager/J3Q4T5655GBNB7M4SXC

  • October 07, 2020 3:23 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    TerraSond is looking to add an organised & meticulous Project Manager to the team here in Palmer Alaska. The successful candidate will be responsible for the lifecycle of their projects from sourcing, bidding, planning to executing, in accordance with industry standards, regulatory agencies and company philosophy. Sales efforts and projects to be mainly focused around Alaska projects.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Monitor and ensure safety standards on current project(s) and take a proactive role in HSEQ and promote a culture of safety and quality awareness.
    • Create and review cost estimating and project planning to determine appropriate pricing and asset requisition.
    • Plan, execute and deliver contractual deliverables.
    • Assure adherence to contract standards and requirements.
    • Be clearly aware of project budget, scope of work, quality requirements and time schedule to meet Company and Client requirements.
    • Monitor and review project financial performance.
    • Maintain and ensure timely and accurate status reports on current contact(s) / project(s).
    • Undertake monthly accruals, prepare contract invoicing monthly/as required.
    • Organize and schedule contracted projects to meet deadlines and profitability targets.
    • Build client relationships to gain understanding of client requirements.
    • Communicate with clients, contractors, subcontractors, engineers and subject matter experts to coordinate functions and manage project activities across projects.
    • Assign or delegate responsibilities to subordinate employees.
    • Provide supervision, discipline and support to subordinate employees.
    • Dispatch and manage multiple field personnel.
    • Establish and update field policies, working through the Chief of Surveys, as needed or required.
    • Provide technical assistance and mentoring to others within assigned project(s).
    • Serve as a company representative and work to maintain ongoing positive relationships with project related agencies, officials and organizations.
    • May have Review and evaluate staff performance, conduct performance conversations, assist in establishing staff goals and objectives.
    • Responsible for the management of project employees.

    For more information, or to apply for the position, please visit the posting here: https://acteon.jobs.net/en-GB/job/project-manager/J3V7L664Q01J0YX7S1L

  • October 07, 2020 3:18 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    TerraSond is looking to add a Survey Technician to the team, the successful candidate must be based in mainland United States & be willing to travel within the United States as required.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting surveying and mapping duties under the supervision of a Project Manager or more senior Survey Technicians. They will verify the accuracy of collected data, and prepares data, charts, plots, maps, records, documents and deliverables related to the survey. They may also conduct ADCP mooring configuration, surface navigation, LBL, USBL, geophysical and seismic data collection The Survey Technician is also required to serve as a member of the vessel crew as needed.

    This role will involve working in a combination of office and field environments. Field work is performed outdoors and may take place in inclement weather and extreme temperatures. Hydrographic survey work requires working at sea for extended periods of time and may require living and working in close, cramped quarters. Both field and office work require occasional heavy lifting of survey equipment. Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, long days, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet project deadlines. Extensive travel is required.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Complete all company required HSE training; actively participate in regular safety meetings.
    • Assist in establishing project goals and objectives.
    • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain surveying equipment including single beam echo sounders, multi-beam echo sounders, sidescan, applicable Motion Reference Units, and Gyros.
    • Review GPS differential correction source and software to ensure that configuration is correct.
    • Coordinate with the team, review project plans from start to finish to identify and resolve problems, accept responsibility for assigned tasks following all quality control standards, review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures, and suggest improvements as necessary.
    • Collect hydrographic data offshore.
    • Analyze and process data using project-specified software packages.
    • Follow all quality assurance and quality control methods during collected and processing of field data.
    • Update supervisor daily with data acquisition progress, maintain survey logs, update records, and write field operation daily reports.
    • Assist with mobilizing and demobilizing survey vessels in the field.
    • Assist with vessel operations and vessel crew duties as needed.

    For more information, or to apply for the position, please visit the posting here: https://acteon.jobs.net/en-GB/job/hydrographic-survey-technician/J3M35H6Q6YHCBKTFYY1

  • October 07, 2020 3:12 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    TerraSond is looking to add a meticulous & hard working Senior Offshore Party Chief to the team. The successful candidate will supervise and direct field crew and take the lead in the completion of various types of field operations including managing survey operations offshore.

    Our ideal candidate will have proven experience as a Senior Offshore Party Chief, understand the tools we use and recognize good data versus bad data. Must possess strong organizational skills, a positive attitude, a professional and calm demeanor, the ability to interface with the client and their representatives in a positive constructive manner and maintain HSE requirements.

    This role is an offshore role, and will require a significant amount time spent on a vessel and may take place in inclement weather and extreme temperatures. Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, long days, and evening/weekend hours to meet deadlines. Extensive travel is required.


    • Ensure projects are executed safely, within spec, and within budget
    • Responsible for the quality and quantity of survey results
    • Ensure the validity of certificates and calibrations
    • Assist in the mobilization/demobilization of the project
    • Responsible for the proper operation of survey equipment and software on board
    • Assist in preparing and maintaining project documentation and procedures
    • Communicate with clients/staff regarding survey-related matters and report on the status of the survey (material, personnel and project overview)
    • Participate in the daily project meetings on board and periodic meetings of the vessel management
    • Perform trip debriefs and employee evaluations after each rotation
    • Adheres to all company policies and procedures
    • Performs other duties or completes special projects as assigned

    For more details or to apply for the position, please see posting here: https://acteon.jobs.net/en-GB/job/senior-offshore-party-chief/J3T22Y72F2YVF0BT4DT 

  • September 30, 2020 11:40 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    CSS Limited has several survey/data processor positions available, over the next few months;


    USA, so American/Canadian Citizens Only!!

    Documents required;

    Applicants must hold a BOSIET/FOET or STCW and OGUK or USCG medical.

    In addition, HSE certificates;

    • Fall User Rescue (8 hour)
    • Certified Rigger (4 hour)

    Positions available;

    • SBP & SCS Processor
    • SBP & SCS Acquisition
    • MBES Processor
    • MAG and SCS Processor
    • MAG Processor
    • SSS Processor
    • MAG and SCS Acquisition
    • Navigator with QINSy

    If you are interested please send me your availability, current Resume in word and salary expectations to elaine@css-shipservices.com

    Position information can be found here: https://www.css-shipservices.com/blog/surveydata-processor/ 

  • July 27, 2020 3:22 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Position Details:

    Location John C. Stennis Space Center
    1020 Balch Blvd
    Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 39529
    United States
    Division Marine Science
    Position Type Staff
    Employment Status Full Time
    Grant Funded Yes
    Posting Close Date Until Filled

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Review of applicants begins immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. 
    Be sure to include: 1) a cover letter detailing qualifications; 2) a current curriculum vitae and; 3) names and contact information for three references.

    Southern Miss is an R1 Carnegie Research University – Highest Research Activity and is the premier university in the Gulf South for marine science. The Division of Marine Science is located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, which is a “federal city” that boasts the world’s largest concentration of oceanographers. The successful candidate will be required to pass a NASA background security check to work at Stennis, and a USM employment background check.

    Job Summary

    Work closely with the USM Marine Science faculty on the continued development of an ocean data collection system in the Mississippi Bight region with a focus on developing capabilities for autonomous platforms to repetitively map the seafloor and water column parameters. The successful candidate will work under the mobile bathymetry and water column data collection system task of the project titled “High-Resolution Coastal Test Area Sensor and Model Development.” The project aims to improve the predictive capability of coastal ocean models supported by realtime observations of key coastal environmental variables.

    The research topic includes realtime survey planning onboard the autonomous platform, developing and executing autonomous data collection missions, new data processing techniques for bathymetric and water column data collected with multi frequency multibeam sonars.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to present research findings at scientific conferences, meetings, and workshops. Publish articles in scientific journals and contribute to and write new funding proposals.

    More details about the position can be found here.

  • July 27, 2020 3:14 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Coordinator & Instructor/Asst. Teaching Professor, Hydrographic Science.

    Position Details:

    Location John C. Stennis Space Center
    1020 Balch Blvd
    Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 39529
    United States
    Division Marine Science
    Position Type Faculty
    Employment Status Full Time
    Grant Funded No
    Posting Close Date Open until filled

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applications must be submitted through the jobs.usm.edu candidate portal.  For full consideration, send 1) letter of interest, 2) vitae, 3) statement of research interests and plans, 4) statement of teaching accomplishments, plans and philosophy, 5) names of four references.  All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission. Review of applications begins 1 March 2020 and continues until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2020.

    Job Summary:

    The Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 12-month, position as Coordinator & Instructor (or Assistant Teaching Professor, if holding a terminal degree) of the Hydrographic Science B.S. and M.S. programs in the Division of Marine Science to begin in Fall 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

    More details can be found here.

  • June 24, 2020 9:40 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)


    IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in this announcement. As a result the announcement will close at 11:59 PM EST on the date of receipt of the 100th application or at 11:59 PM EST on July 6, 2020; whichever occurs first.

    For more information on this position: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/571596600


    This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS) with 2 vacancies in Stennis Space Center, MS and 1 vacancy in New London, CT.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-OCS-2020-0019, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

    As a Physical Science Technician, you will perform the following duties:  

    • Carry out, monitor, coordinate and/or control all aspects of shallow water hydrographic survey field operations to support routine nautical chart updates and rapid response to navigational emergencies.
    • Responsible for installation, integration, calibration and operation of hydrographic survey equipment and ensure small boat vessels meet operational safety standards; and acquisition, processing and analysis of survey data.
    • Acquire and analyze survey data; and identify and correct data quality issues, equipment malfunctions, operational survey deficiencies recommending improvements to standard operating procedures.
    • Develop technical documents, including hydrographic survey reports and standard operating procedures and create geospatial information products to present and disseminate survey information; and conduct training in safety, vessel operations, and survey procedures.

    These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZT-3; the ZT-2 is developmental leading to such performance.

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